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6/26/2005

Mugabe Out Now

BRITISH government diplomats have held secret talks in Zimbabwe aimed at persuading Robert Mugabe to hand over power and return his devastated nation to the Commonwealth, it was claimed last night.

Senior sources in London and Zimbabwe told Scotland on Sunday that the dictator's closest allies have been pressing the British government to relax its stance against Mugabe in advance of an attempted breakthrough in the stalemate at the G8 summit in Scotland this week.
scotland on sunday
Now this would be interesting. With the assorted dictators and autocrats of Africa staying silent enough to attract the condemnation of the EU and between 200,000 and 1.5 million people left homeless by Mugabe's drive to, well, "Drive Out Trash", the Foreign Office realizes that there is not going to be tons of support for massive aid to Africa with this nasty little man still in office.

But there is a problem, fine old chaps like President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa and President Ben Mkapa of Tanzania cannot possibly allow an old comrade like Mugabe to be deposed. No, that would never do. So the Brits are suggesting that the slime be "retain an over-arching role as the 'Father of the Nation'" Which would make a civilized country gag; but it would be better than the brutal, politcal barbarism into which Zimbabwe is decending.

I trust Dithers will be calling for the brutal old tyrant's resignation shortly...Though, perhaps, someone should get on the phone to the real architect of Canadian foreign policy, Doug Kilgour.

(For really good information on the situation in Zimbabwe head over to Gateway Pundit.)